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#1 posted 11-20-2012 05:50 PM

Crown molding isn’t THAT precise. You can use caulk on most crown molding and you still have to hand shape (or cope) many of those cuts because walls aren’t ever square or straight.

You can’t use caulk on an heirloom box.

You might get accurate cuts with a CMS or SCMS, but they are harder to come by, and as Loren mentioned, the cuts are much cleaner on a table saw. My point was that, of the two machines, the table saw is the most important, so if I was sending the money, it would be on the table saw first.

I spent $300 to $400 on my 12” Hitachi. In retrospect, I’d be just as happy with a smaller HF miter saw for maybe 99 bucks…maybe more so because it’d take up less of my precious shop space.

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